How should a lens be stored when not in use?
Store in a cool & dry place. Refrigerate after opening err… Humidity is probably the most important factor to consider – once you get mold inside your lens, you will probably never get rid of it.
Can you use a camera body without a lens?
No, without a lens the light hits from any direction to any point of the sensor. The sensor will be evenly lit just like the wall in a room. The point of a lens is to focus so that one point in the sensor gets light only from one point in the focal plane.
Is lens or camera body more important?
Camera lenses are more important than the camera they’re attached to, at least in most situations. An entry level DSLR with a great lens will take great photos while a $10,000 professional camera with a terrible lens will take terrible pictures. Here’s why.
How do I protect my camera lens?
Here are a number of ways to protect your lens, and the reasons why you should do so.
- Tip #1: Keep a Filter on Your Lens!
- Tip #2: Keep a Hood on Your Lens!
- Tip #3: Keep a Lens Cap on!
- Tip #4: Keep Front and Rear Caps on the Lens When it’s in Your Bag!
- Tip #5: Keep Your Lenses Separate in the Bag!
Can you rest a camera on the lens?
There should be no harm to your camera from the weight if you store it with the lens facing upwards. However, the LCD may be scratched if you happen to rest it on any grit. There is risk of scratching the lens if you place it face down in the bag without a lens cap.
Do lenses lose value?
Purely from an investment point of view, lenses do three main things for you. They keep their value long after you’ve bought them. They rarely go out of date (will continue to fit on new cameras).
How do I make sure my camera is straight on a tripod?
A level on the tripod head is helpful to make sure the camera and thus your shot are straight. But use the level on the legs to make sure the tripod is balanced properly.
Do I need to keep a lens on my camera?
By all means do keep a lens on your camera at all times, (and, of course, keep the lens cap on the lens itself whenever you are not using the camera). There is a great risk of getting dust particles into your camera every time you remove a lens for whatever reason.
Should I put the lens cap on or off when storing?
However, if everytime you store your camera you have to remove the lens, put the cap (and vice-versa when retrieving the camera for usage) you will potentially introduce additional dust in the chamber.
How to prevent dust from getting inside the lens?
Keep the lens attached. In every case I’ve seen the body cap provides a much looser seal than the a lens does. At best, you have a weather-sealed lens on a weather-sealed body which will prevent the vast majority of dust from entering either.
Why do people change lenses while the camera is off?
The main reason to switch lenses while the camera is off it to avoid exposing the sensor to dust while it is charged as that increases the chances of dust sticking to it. It is really not a big deal but if you want to stack the odds in your favor, you know what to do.